Phil: ” why are all these people walking around on planet earth”… especially when so many are apparently here to cause distress and pain to others? I fail to understand how being in the Sea-of-Awareness myself can provide answers to such a paradox.
Jeddah: The key word here is ‘apparent’. The mind cannot make sense of life or the world because the lens it is viewing it through is not designed for that purpose. The mind can only make assumptions on why things are so. And so the answers it comes up with are based on the appearance of things, not the reality of it. The only faculty that can understand such phenomena is the energy that exists in all things -the quantum field, which we refer to as The Sea of Awareness. When we look through this lens, life reveals a very different picture. The pain and distress that people experience is the product of believing in the assumptions of the mind, of allowing these assumptions to create the circumstances of our life without question. The sensations of pain and distress are feedback enough that the lens if flawed, not the energy that created them. Viewed from Awareness, there are no paradoxes. It is not that we avoid or deny such things. They simply do not arise when we perceive from Awareness.